Creating a moving look or a set
of looks that play one after the other is covered in this section. This
section will give instructions on how to program a sequence button to
play a sequence of looks.
The first step we need to
take when creating looks without the Sequence Wizard is to go to the
Programming Mode Screen and press the Clear All Button. This clears all
Sequences running and gives us a clear slate to create our new look.
Advanced users may use the New Sequence Button( which will start a new
playback and leave all current playbacks running), and not press Clear
All to start a new playback to record to, and follow the same next
Next we will need to
select the fixture we are going to use in this sequence. Using the
Fixture Layout window, select all the fixtures needed. Use the rubber
band and control keys to select more than one fixture, holding the
control or 'Ctrl' button down while selecting fixtures selects more
than on at a time. To clear selected fixtures click anywhere on the
Fixture Layout Window. The Fixture Layout window is shown below.
we need to initialize the selected fixture by pressing 'the initialize
selected fixtures' button. If the fixtures do not completely initialize
- the shutter opens, the lamp is at full and the fixture is pointing
down - use the faders preset tab to adjust the channels needed to
initialize the fixture.
5. Once all the fixtures are
initialized, all other properties can be adjusted. Set all the
channels/properties to the look you would like. This could entail
selecting only odd fixtures and changing them one color while event
fixtures can be another color. This applies for all types of channels.
Below is the Preset palettes window, we can use this to alter any
channel or property of the fixture we are trying to set a look or step
for. Just click through all the buttons like, Color, Gobo, Shutter...
etc. The Faders tab can also be helpful for full control of all the
Next we can select the shape to
apply to the selected fixtures. Use the drop down box shown below to
select the shape.
Once the shape has been selected
the shape size, offset (Step Shift) , Fixture Offset, and Total steps
can be adjusted. If we are applying different shapes to different
fixtures the number of steps must stay the same for all fixtures. If we
were to select circle, as shown below, all the selected fixtures would
move in a circle movement, creating a sequence of 20 steps.
The shape can be moved by right
clicking on the Plus cross in the center. This will move the shape's
center to the desired position. Sizing and offset can be adjusted from
the Shape Size Sliders and the Step Shift, Fixture Offset Selector. We
can also review and playback the sequence and make sure we are
satisfied with the looks. On the Playback Control Press the stop
button, then press the play button and confirm you are happy with the
result. If any changes need to be made we must use the forward and
reverse buttons to navigate through the steps, and the "record Over
Step' button to after modifying the look or step. The Play, forward,
reverse buttons are highlighted below. Timing for all steps can be
changed by changing the Fade time slider while the sequence is playing
Once all changes have been made
we can now save the sequence to a button ( Sequence Button) for recall
later. Press the 'Save Sequence as Button' and the dialog below will
We will now see the dialog below
pop up in the center of the screen.
We can now name the sequence
button and save it.
Other option available here are:
|Cross Fade In/Out
||This will cause this
button to fade in and out according to the time specified
|Default, Pan/Tilt Only,
||These option allows you to
save all channels, save only pan and tilt channels, or save only
color/Gobo and all other channels except Pan and tilt.
|Use Sequence Fade time
||This option will force the
sequence to playback at the programmed Fade times
|Use Fade Scenes Setting
||This will fade from step
to step on channels that are selected as fade channels. Pan, Tilt,
Dimmer are all automatically set to be fade channels.
||This will start the
sequence steps running as soon as the button is pressed
||Causes the audio to
control the speed at which the sequence fades. This can be set on the
Sequence button at any time
||Will force the user to
press the play button on the playback to start the steps in the
Once you have entered the name
and set all desired parameters above, the screen will go to
Playback mode and show the new button in the new button area on the
bottom right of the screen. Move the button anywhere on the screen and
depress it. Now the button we created can be recalled as a still look.